Le Fat | Silver City Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Silver City Brewing Co.
Washington, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by dirtylou on 09-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by snaotheus:
Photo of snaotheus
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml foil/crown/cork bottle at 41 F poured into a pair of large snifters.

Pours opaque with a fluffy, creamy looking light brown head. Strong retention, not much carbonation. Smell is cherry sour in abundance. Some woody/smokey, but muddled by the fruitiness.

Taste is interesting. Something about it reminds me of fluffy marshmallows. Tart without being jaw-clenching. Some bitterness, like apple skin.

Mouthfeel is fluffy and pleasant. Overall, not bad at all, for a first sour attempt (in a not well known "our category") -- as far as I know, anyway.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jpbebeau
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of dirtylou
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, split, GO IRISH

appearance: served in a delirium chalice, nice mahogany body, creamy off-white head with light lace

smell: tart sugars hit first, metal, roasted malt

taste: immediately more impressive than my first sampling (tap - belgian beer fest) - a nice tarntess present, smoky malt, sugar, a touch metallic, caramel

mouthfeel: tart, sweet, complex

overall: good stuff - kind of an odd beer- nice sour traits in a scotch body

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of John_Brewster_III
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 11.1.12.
Bottled 2012

A - Pours a deep dark amber-brown with a one inch light tan head with solid retention.

S - Sour dark fruit, funk, sweet dark malt, oak.

T - Tart fruit, funk, wood, cherry, plum, red grapes.

D - Ok carbonation with a heavier body and a dry finish.

O - Oaky and dark fruit dominate. Mellow and nice.

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Photo of draheim
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a clear cola brown w/ a crackling 1-finger khaki head that settles slowly to a white collar.

Aroma is tart and fruity. Sour cherries, dry vinous oak, a whiff of vinegar.

Taste is wonderfully complex. Sweet fruity fermentable sugars interplay with sour lactic acidity. Wine, oak, fresh bread, sour cherries. Brown sugar and molasses too. Changes with every sip. Reminds me a little bit of Collage.

Mouthfeel is equally complex and balanced. Simultaneously sticky and dry. Finishes smooth and clean.

Overall, one of the best sweet/sour beers I've had. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Impfan
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Remarkably complex, smooth and balanced sour with lots of red wine tannins, sour cherries, figs(revealing its Scotch Ale beginnings),and the requisite horse blanket and funk. A really big surprise and delight from Silver City. A truly world class brew.

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Photo of Moose90
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2015 Vintage 500ml Bottle

A — Pours a deep clear ruby red hue into the glass. Slightly creamy off-white colored head forms and fades to a thin oily layer on top.

S — Incredibly vinous and tart, huge loads of red wine character, chewy and tannic with notes of plum and tart cherries. Lightly oaky and funky, little bit of a sweet caramel and molasses undertone.

T — Loads of tart cherries, plums, figs, chewy and tannic again with a hoard of red wine character and nice barrel notes of vanilla and light char.

M — Medium bodied, lingering puckering finish.

O — Fantastic overall, easily one of the best beers of 2015 that I had. Such a unique and well executed beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Le Fat from Silver City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 19 ratings